UK Newswire Archive
04-12-2007 15:57The Democrats are now within one year before the 2008 General Election and since the 2006 Mid-Term Election the Democrats have done nothing to fulfill the promises they made to the American people to bring our troops back home. Instead the Democrats have given Bush more money to expand his war and brave soldiers continue to die in a war that began with a lie.
"It is the time of year when the owners of mink prisons begin their slaughter. We considered it necessary to stand against this in an effective and direct way-- without hesitation.
04-12-2007 14:16Hugo Chavez addressed upwards of a half million supporters on the final day of campaigning for constitutional reform on December 1. He was confident of a victory that seemed assured. The turnout was impressive as a sea of red filled Caracas' main Avenida Bolivar boulevard and spilled over into adjourning streets. It dwarfed the November 29 final opposition rally Rupert Murdock's Times online/UK and Fox News estimated at "more than 100,000" ahead of saying "polls predicted an agonizingly close result" that referred only to the corporate-run ones. They turned out to be right.
04-12-2007 13:32Manchester Climate Action enjoy a day out at The Trafford Centre.
04-12-2007 12:50By "exceptional circumstances" does Vladimir Putin mean 9/11 was an inside job? Cheyne and Co. have pushed the world to the brink again through one of the most audacious, or cruel crimes in history.
Two news items about the criminalisation of Bristol's law enforcement process and Palestine in the Second World War
Sipson has always been considered to be the ultimate victim of this particular expansion, not least because the whole village is set to disappear under Terminal Six. The biggest displacement of people in the UK since - as local MP John McDonnell pointed out - the Scottish clearances.
04-12-2007 10:23Britain’s youth is often dismissed as delinquent, riding roughshod over local communities, vandalising and victimising to its heart’s content. But by providing the opportunity to make their voices heard in the local community, Halton Access to Media (HAM) and its reACT media course is empowering them to become confident, articulate and productive individuals.
Our global food system faces a crisis of unprecedented scope. This crisis, which threatens to imperil the lives of hundreds of millions and possibly billions of human beings, consists of four simultaneously colliding dilemmas, all arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.
04-12-2007 09:23Reprinting Mark Thomas article from today's Guardian deserving further circulation.
04-12-2007 08:32Just four decades ago it was the world’s most bombed country per capita. Yet today Laos is Asia’s latest little tiger, a nation chasing the greenback with the thirst of the long parched and anxious to forget its past.
For nine years during the Vietnam War U.S. warplanes rained an average two million dollars worth of bombs on this landlocked country, accumulating a startling total drop volume of 2,093,100 tons of bombs worth 7.2 billion dollars to the American taxpayer.
04-12-2007 02:18n Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar-winning fairytale for adults, fascism struggles to trample an innocent's imagination
Pan's Labyrinth is a sister film to The Devil's Backbone, and similarly blends historical realism with more genre-bound fantasy elements to create an expansive, visionary and moving examination of Spain's darkest chapter of the last century.
04-12-2007 00:19Operation Iraqi Freedom Exposed
The revelation that Bush will sign an agreement for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq before his term is up confirms the real reason he invaded Iraq and changed its regime.
THE SENTENCE FOR THE 20-YEAR-OLD HOMOSEXUAL WAS SUSPENDED TWO WEEKS AGO AFTER THE INTERNATIONAL “FLOWERS FOR LIFE IN IRAN” CAMPAIGN CARRIED OUT BY EVERYONE. THE CASE HOWEVER HAS BEEN RE-EXAMINED BY THE IRANIAN JUDGES AND THE SENTENCE CONFIRMED. THE EXECUTION HAS BEEN FIXED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HIS FAMILY’S DESPERATE APPEAL: “SAVE OUR MAKWAN”
03-12-2007 23:50This is an extended version of a speech given to the Ontario NDP Socialist Caucus Conference held at the Ontario Institute for Science and Education held on October 13, 2007.